Event Rules: New for 2017-2018 now all digital! 
 

NOTE: the events being run at the Wisconsin State Tournament are listed below with links to events not contained in the national rules manual.

Team Numbers for the State Tournament will be published at the State Tournament page after the membership deadline of november 20th, 2017

Event Resources can be found at soinc.org or by clicking more info below.
Be sure to check any rules clarifications or FAQs at the National Science Olympiad site.

WSO Division B Event Categories 2018


Life Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Disease Detectives

Ecology

Herpetology

Microbe Mission

Earth Science

Meteorology

Dynamic Planet

Road Scholar

Rocks and Minerals

Solar System

Chemistry and Physics

Density Lab* 

Crime Busters

Potions and Poisons

Optics

Thermodynamics

Technology

Battery Buggy

Towers

Wright Stuff

Ping Pong Parachute*

inquiry

Experimental Design

Fast Facts

Write It Do It

Mystery Architecture

Notes: Buoyancy naming was changed to Density Lab to align with a change at National Science Olympiad (9-12-17)

WSO Division C Event Categories 2018

Life Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Disease Detectives

Ecology

Herpetology

Microbe Mission

Food Science*

Earth Science

Astronomy

Dynamic Planet

Remote Sensing

Rocks and Minerals

Sustainable Energy*

Chemistry and Physics

Chem Lab

Forensics

Materials Science

Optics

Hovercraft

Thermodynamics

Technology

Mousetrap Vehicle

WiFi Lab*

Mission Possible

Towers

Electric Wright Stuff*
updated 9-27-17

Code Analysis*
more info

Inquiry

Experimental Design

Protein Modeling* 
updated 10-4-2017

Fermi Questions

Write It Do It

Picture This: Computer Science*

*Wisconsin additional or substituted events. 

Team numbers for the State Tournament will be posted after the March 4th West Regional.

NOTE for the State Tournament Only: Each Division C Team must balance their chosen 23 events from the 5 Science Olympiad categories. New for 2017-2018: Each Team must choose a minimum of 3 events from each category to reach a total of 23 events. 

The Div C State Tournament in Wisconsin offers 28 events. However, a Team may only enter only 23 of these events for Team score; Team score determines a State Champion. Additional events beyond the 23 may be audited for no team score.

Important... Each Division C Team must balance their chosen 23 events from the 5 Science Olympiad categories. Each Team will choose a minimum of 3 events from each category to reach a total of 23 events. This event format has several advantages. It enables a wider variety of events to be offered in hopes of catching the interest of more students. It gives the coaches a better chance of matching their individual strengths and talents with those events. It helps to assure that one or two teams will not dominate all events. It encourages Teams to become more diversified in their preparations. It opens the possibility for teams to audit events and therefore involve more students.  By requiring teams to balance their choices within the categories they will more adequately satisfy the Science Educations Standards.

Wisconsin Science Olympiad Div C State Competition does have a system where events beyond the chosen 23 can be audited. The Audit Events do permit additional students beyond the 15 to participate ( including seniors ) and compete at the State Competition. Auditing an event gives a team a chance to not only involve more students, it gives them a chance to gain knowledge about the 5 events they have not chosen for team score. This experience is invaluable as the teams prepare to advance to National Tournament.